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November 2019 Recent Funding

Valerie Brady along with George Host, Chris Filstrup, Alexis Grinde, Annie Bracey with the NRRI Water and Forest & Land Research Group teams have been awarded funding from Central Michigan University through the EPA for continued research for "Coastal Wetland Monitoring."

The Coleraine team has secured an industry contract for "Production of Direct-Reduced Iron Grade Concentrate and Pellets."

Chanlan Chun has been awarded funding from the MN Department of Transportation for "Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Potassium Acetate Used as a Road Salt Alternative."

Matt Aro has been awarded additional funding from Washington State University for "Durable Laminated Strand-Veneer Composite Panels for Mass Timber Construction"
And funding from the USDA Forest Service for "Demonstration of a Thermally Modified Eastern Larch Boardwalk to Catalyze New Markets for Low-value Timber."

Chanlan Chun and Jerry Henneck received funding from the MN Department of Natural Resources for "Assessment of Chloride Contamination in the Lake Superior South Water Shed."

Euan Reavie has been awarded funding from the University of Wisconsin Superior to "Support the Evaluation and Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and Green Shipping Initiatives."

The Coleraine Team received funds from the Blandin Foundation for a metallurgical processing project.

A NRRI team under the direction of Will Bartsch received funds from the Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation as part of the Enterprise for Strategic Resources Grant for "Natural Resource Atlas Maintenance."

Meijun Cai and Marsha Patelke along with David Saftner from UMD Civil Engineering have been awarded funding from the MN Department of Transportation for "Continued Monitoring of Stormwater Effluents from Filter Media in two Bioslope sites."

Chris Filstrup, Elaine Ruzycki, and Jerry Henneck secured a contract from the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District for "Collecting and processing water samples for the St. Louis River Watershed."

The Coleraine Team has been awarded an additional industry funding to continued research on "DRI Pellets.”

Victor Krause secured an industry contract for continued materials testing.

George Hudak and Dean Peterson have been awarded industry funding to "Evaluate Existing Geological and Metallurgical Data."

George Host, Daniel Buchman, and Kory Jenkins received funds from Rajala Woods Foundation for "Fabrication and Testing of Persistent White Pine Bud Caps."

Elaine Ruzycki and team secured a contract for additional funding from Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe for "Sampling and Surface Water Quality Analysis."

The Coleraine Team has secured an industry contract for "LIMS and WHIMS Testing."

The Coleraine Team has secured a continued industry contract for "Pelletizing and Metallurgical Testing."

Tim Hagen, along with the Energy Management team and the Coleraine team, have been awarded industry funds for "Agglomeration of Iron Sludge (Geothite)."

Elaine Ruzycki and team secured a contract from the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve for "Water Analysis” along with a separate contract for analytical testing.

Euan Reavie received funds from the University of Wisconsin Superior for "Support of the Evaluation and Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies other Green Shipping Initiatives."

Alexis Grinde and team secured funding from the American Bird Conservancy for "Identifying Forest Plots for Monitoring in Minnesota and Wisconsin."

The Coleraine Team secured industry funding for "Polishing and Microscopy" services.

Josh Dumke and Kristi Nixon secured funding from St. Louis County for "Updating the Aquatic Invasive Species Webtool."

Alexey Kacharov, Igor Kolomitsyn, and Oksana Kolomitsyn each have secured small contracts for testing services.

Victor Krause has secured several industry materials testing contracts for continued work in FY20.

The following people have been awarded Internal funding:

Shashi Rao was awarded seed funding from the Permanent University Trust for scoping the "Research Strategy for Material Recovery from Electronic Waste."

Chris Wright was awarded Fens Seed Funds for "Scoping Study: Measuring Carbon Flux at the Fens Research Facility."